After struggling to manage her symptoms in Emmerdale due to her severe PMT and heavy periods a few months earlier, Cathy (Gabrielle Dowling) departed the community under a cloud. She appeared to be on the verge of a psychotic breakdown.
A few months with her brother Scott, it was hoped, would help her find some peace. When I eventually made it back to the village, though, nothing had changed.
When she eventually receives her crucial diagnosis — it turns out she does, in fact, have PMDD — there finally seems to be a way out of the dark situation.
Although Cathy’s journey has reached a significant turning point, her problems are far from over. She learns more about her illness and is heartbroken to learn that it is incurable. All she can do is control her symptoms.
Cathy is not prepared to accept her fate after such a devastating blow. When Cathy, who is in denial, asserts that she is determined to find a cure, sympathetic Bob (Tony Audenshaw) is taken off guard. However, he is aware that she is setting herself up to fail.
Manpreet finds himself in the firing line as her anger and frustration grow as a result of the lack of support. Cathy loses her temper and throws a garden item through the B&B window, just missing the GP. Cathy turns on Wendy (Susan Cookson), who is attempting to calm her down, and pushes Wendy to the ground.
She has a history of violence, though, and her outburst might have terrible repercussions. As Bob watches her lose it, he suddenly feels a pain in his chest.
Cathy is confronted with the harsh truth of the consequences of her actions when Manpreet checks on Bob. She flees, shaken. Has she caused Bob to experience another heart attack?